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I like to use yellow golf balls.  Don't ask me why, I don't think I could tell you.  But I do.  Which for the past couple of years has been a source of frustration due, I'd guess, to the ongoing "supply chain issues".  Take a look at most Golf Galaxy locations for the Maxfli Tour.   Load of white balls, few if any yellow ones.  Want to buy the bargain 4 dozen?  As long as  you want them in white you're good.  Yellow?  Not so much.

Oncore has updated the Elixir.  In white.  They won't even answer emails asking if/when a yellow version might  come available.

Snell?  Routinely sold out of the yellow colored balls.

I decided to make my own.

Easy as pie.

Four cups of water in a plastic pitcher in the microwave for 6 minutes.  Not quite at a boil but hot enough.  Add in a 7 ounce bottle of Rit's "Dye More" Daffodil product.  Add, gently so as not to get splashes of dye (I did this outside "just in case") a dozen golf balls.  Let 'em sit for as long as you like, the longer they sit the deeper the color.  Remove from the solution with a slotted spoon, place in some warm and soapy water for a minute, rinse, dry, and voila.

Total cost was $5 for the bottle of dye, $4 at the dollar store for the slotted spoon, a baking tin to use for the wash/rinse, and the 8 inch high "pitcher" to hold the water/dye/golf balls.

The results:

2022 Elixr Transformed.jpg

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Okay Bobbers, the oncore’s look great. Now go out and play them. We want to see them after, 9 holes, after 18 holes.  Will the yellow hold up?

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31 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

Okay Bobbers, the oncore’s look great. Now go out and play them. We want to see them after, 9 holes, after 18 holes.  Will the yellow hold up?

I'll be more than happy to update as they're played.  We shall see what we shall see.  My guess is that bunker shots may wound their pride a bit but normal shots shouldn't have much, if any detrimental effect.  Time will tell if this experiment ends up in the "yay!" column or the "what the hell was I thinking?!?" column.

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PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

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Cobra Vintage Nova 33"

 

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Would be interesting to note if there is any weight difference after the dye job.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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5 hours ago, Bobbers said:

I like to use yellow golf balls.  Don't ask me why, I don't think I could tell you.  But I do.  Which for the past couple of years has been a source of frustration due, I'd guess, to the ongoing "supply chain issues".  Take a look at most Golf Galaxy locations for the Maxfli Tour.   Load of white balls, few if any yellow ones.  Want to buy the bargain 4 dozen?  As long as  you want them in white you're good.  Yellow?  Not so much.

Oncore has updated the Elixir.  In white.  They won't even answer emails asking if/when a yellow version might  come available.

Snell?  Routinely sold out of the yellow colored balls.

I decided to make my own.

Easy as pie.

Four cups of water in a plastic pitcher in the microwave for 6 minutes.  Not quite at a boil but hot enough.  Add in a 7 ounce bottle of Rit's "Dye More" Daffodil product.  Add, gently so as not to get splashes of dye (I did this outside "just in case") a dozen golf balls.  Let 'em sit for as long as you like, the longer they sit the deeper the color.  Remove from the solution with a slotted spoon, place in some warm and soapy water for a minute, rinse, dry, and voila.

Total cost was $5 for the bottle of dye, $4 at the dollar store for the slotted spoon, a baking tin to use for the wash/rinse, and the 8 inch high "pitcher" to hold the water/dye/golf balls.

The results:

2022 Elixr Transformed.jpg

I now wonder if @Yellow Ballis really @whiteball with a dye job 🤔

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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

I now wonder if @Yellow Ballis really @whiteball with a dye job 🤔

As a fellow fan of the  yellow ball I can say that we all take an oath to keep that sort of information largely confidential.  As a member of that fellowship I was allowed to make this post simply as a recruiting tool...

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PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

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PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

Cleveland CBX 54/12

Cobra Vintage Nova 33"

 

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2 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

I now wonder if @Yellow Ballis really @whiteball with a dye job 🤔

So he’s a wolf in Sheeps clothing? Maybe he is deep state WRXer! The conspiracy is real!

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3 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

I now wonder if @Yellow Ballis really @whiteball with a dye job 🤔

 

... Might as well ask Pete Rose if he ever betted again his own team. The dye job looks professional Bobbers! But how did you keep the dye off the logo? 

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1 hour ago, chisag said:

 

... Might as well ask Pete Rose if he ever betted again his own team. The dye job looks professional Bobbers! But how did you keep the dye off the logo? 

The logo, number, alignment aid, etc., IF they absorbed any dye, maintained their color.  The right half of the "O" in Oncore is red on these balls and I was wondering if the yellow was going to make that part of the logo orange.  It didn't.  I'm guessing the ink they use to imprint the balls is pretty impervious to pretty much anything.  Guess I got lucky.

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PXG 0211  12*  Paderson Kinetixx A flex

PXG 0211 5 and 7 Woods  Paderson Kinetixx A Flex

PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

Cobra 7 Hybrid  A Flex

PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

Cleveland CBX 54/12

Cobra Vintage Nova 33"

 

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1 minute ago, PhilM75072 said:

I'm really curious to hear how these play, as I wonder if the dye affects the depth of the dimples.

Dye, unlike paint, is going to, at worst, add millimicrons to the exterior surfaces of the golf ball.  I used a digital micrometer before and after and there was no change in diameter, at least to the precision level of the tool.

Very good question, Phil.

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PXG 0211 5 and 7 Woods  Paderson Kinetixx A Flex

PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

Cobra 7 Hybrid  A Flex

PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

Cleveland CBX 54/12

Cobra Vintage Nova 33"

 

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